Submission: July 31, 2015
Registration: June 30, 2015
Prizes: 1st Prize SGD5,000, 2nd Prize SGD3,000, 3rd Prize SGD2,000
Themed “URBAN SMART GREEN OFFICE”, this year’s Competition seeks for innovative and sustainable design entries that demonstrates the essentials and key constituents of a Smart Green Office Building in an urban city of participant’s choice, for example Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, etc.
Entries should be applicable for the tropical climate and showcase innovative and sustainable designs. They should also show how the proposed office building can integrate with the surrounding environment and landscape.
Entries should incorporate both active and passive design strategies, energy efficient features and other green building features, and based on a green building assessment tool of participant’s choice to validate their sustainable design concepts. Other than the exterior design, considerations should also be given to the office interior on how user-centric sustainable features and practices can be incorporated.
Singapore’s Green Building Journey
Singapore has set a national target to green 80% of all buildings, including existing building stock, by 2030. The Singapore green building journey began in 2005 with the launch of BCA Green Mark Scheme, a green building rating system that evaluates buildings for their environmental impact and performance, with the objective of raising awareness of sustainable developments.
Through the years, Singapore developed Green Building Masterplans to chart the way for our green building journey. Emphasis was placed on the greening of New Buildings in the 1st Green Building Masterplan launched in 2006, the subsequent 2nd Green Building Masterplan in 2009 focused more on Existing Buildings. In 2014, the 3rd Masterplan was released, with the progressive shift of focus towards occupant behaviors to achieve sustainable and highly energy efficient buildings.
Today, Singapore has more than 2,300 Green Mark building projects, covering 67 million square meters of built-up space. This represents more than 27% of the entire building stock in Singapore (as of March 2015), which makes Singapore one of the leading cities in the world in terms of per capita green building space. Singapore’s efforts in greening the built environment over the past 10 years have also gained recognition regionally and internationally, with various awards and accolades including the 2010 Energy and Environment Award (Government Category) awarded by the Aspen Institute in US, the Regional Leadership Award in 2011 from the World Green Building Council, and the International Star for Energy Efficiency Award (I-Star) in 2013 awarded by the Alliance to Save Energy in US.
- Applicable for the tropical climate
- Incorporate both active and passive design strategies, energy efficient features and other green building features
- Be based on a green building assessment tool of participant’s choice to validate their sustainable design concepts (e.g. BCA Green Mark scheme)
- Justify how the features and strategies contribute to the sustainability of the building
- Include the engineering feasibility of the design solutions proposed , where possible
- Other than the exterior design, considerations should also be given to the office interior on how user-centric sustainable features and practices can be incorporated, including an evaluation of the effect on the overall well-being of building tenants and users
- Design should also show how the proposed office building can integrate with the surrounding environment and landscape
- Incorporate design concepts/elements that will encourage/guide end-users to cultivate behaviours or practices that will keep the office green in the tropical climate
- Present a practical, feasible direction for future office buildings, based on resources available in present day
The entries will be judged based on the below criteria:
|1||Design Concept & Creativity||20%|
|2||Relevance to tropical context||20%|
|3||Relevance to theme||20%|
|4||Feasibility in current context||15%|
|5||Design for behavioural change and social capital||15%|
|7||Reference to green rating||5%|
The judging panel will select 5 finalist entries.
Finalists will be awarded cash prizes and invited to Singapore to present their works at the Final Judging and attend the International Green Building Conference (02-04 Sep).
1st Prize SGD 5,000
2nd Prize SGD 3,000
3rd Prize SGD 2,000
Merit Prize (x2) SGD 800
The 5 Finalists will be invited to Singapore (flight and accommodation covered for one representative per team) to present their works at the Final Judging and attend the International Green Building Conference (02-04 Sep 2015).
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